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Highest Paying Cities for Respiratory Therapists

The top 100 highest paying cities for respiratory therapists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of respiratory therapists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $114,200, Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California is the highest paying city for respiratory therapists. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $99,750). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of respiratory therapists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Respiratory Therapists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$114,200
50
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$99,750
700
3 Salinas, California
$95,760
100
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$93,190
910
5 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$91,850
890
6 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$90,470
110
7 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$90,210
90
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$89,600
1,990
9 Stockton, California
$87,720
190
10 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$87,690
130
11 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$85,390
1,140
12 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$85,040
80
13 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$85,040
130
14 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$84,520
60
15 Redding, California
$82,330
130
16 Fresno, California
$82,170
370
17 Modesto, California
$81,120
230
18 Napa, California
$81,090
50
19 San Rafael, USA
$79,740
150
20 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$79,280
230
21 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$79,220
1,590
22 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$78,650
130
23 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$78,250
310
24 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$77,890
1,070
25 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$77,780
130
26 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$77,600
3,780
27 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$77,080
5,730
28 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$76,770
150
29 Carson City, Nevada
$76,240
60
30 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$75,680
5,290
31 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$75,110
7,350
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$74,630
5,570
33 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$73,790
1,300
34 Kingston, New York
$73,480
50
35 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$73,460
2,060
36 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$73,340
1,210
37 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$73,290
800
38 Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$73,220
30
39 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$73,120
60
40 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$73,070
90
41 Anchorage, Alaska
$72,940
110
42 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$72,910
880
43 Worcester, Massachusetts
$72,380
250
44 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$72,150
1,700
45 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$72,140
3,570
46 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$71,930
110
47 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,900
1,690
48 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$71,760
60
49 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$71,570
70
50 Urban Honolulu, USA
$71,300
350
51 Rochester, Minnesota
$71,160
250
52 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$71,110
890
53 Chico, California
$71,040
130
54 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$70,910
180
55 El Centro, California
$70,710
n/a
56 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$70,350
740
57 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$70,310
180
58 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$70,300
70
59 Framingham, Massachusetts
$70,290
90
60 Camden, New Jersey
$70,220
480
61 Peabody, Massachusetts
$70,190
90
62 New Haven, Connecticut
$70,060
280
63 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$69,950
820
64 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$69,940
40
65 Columbus, Indiana
$69,760
50
66 Bend, Oregon
$69,640
80
67 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$69,460
1,290
68 Binghamton, New York
$69,400
90
69 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$69,340
1,000
70 Bellingham, Washington
$69,120
n/a
71 Honolulu, Hawaii
$68,780
220
72 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$68,780
1,100
73 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$68,750
1,110
74 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$68,680
40
75 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$68,620
620
76 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$68,360
1,390
77 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$68,340
490
78 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$67,830
40
79 Wilmington, New Jersey
$67,490
320
80 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$67,480
60
81 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$67,070
30
82 Visalia-Porterville, California
$67,060
130
83 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$66,850
280
84 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$66,840
2,620
85 Manchester, New Hampshire
$66,610
60
86 Utica-Rome, New York
$66,590
90
87 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$66,580
170
88 Racine, Wisconsin
$66,030
50
89 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$65,940
n/a
90 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, USA
$65,930
50
91 Olympia, Washington
$65,850
n/a
92 Springfield, Massachusetts
$65,810
220
93 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$65,780
60
94 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$65,700
270
95 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$65,560
40
96 Walla Walla, USA
$65,540
40
97 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$65,490
50
98 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$65,360
70
99 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$65,200
80
100 Ithaca, New York
$65,190
n/a
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